Richard Hart: Elective abortion we do not do and have never done.

It all depends on how we define the term elective.”

Physicians usually define elective as abortions performed for the sake of lifestyle.

They exclude those abortions done to save the life of the woman, abortions done due to rape, incest, malformations, and the health of the pregnant woman.

These type of abortions are usually labeled as therapeutic.

The Bible does not authorize therapeutic abortions, except to save the life of the woman.

Statistics generally ignore abortion as a cause of children’s death.

Hart ignores the fact that Loma Linda has a program for the harvesting of human organs from anencephalic children.

He also ignores the fact that LLU honors the work of Dr. Edward Allred, who admitted having done at least 250,000 abortions in his numerous abortion clinics.

The Washington Post published the fact that Adventists practice elective abortion. Andrew Michell and asked the author of the article and was told that no one from the church requested a retraction.

Hart attempted to explain that sometimes the unborn is “incompatible with life.”

If the baby is dead, this is not abortion. There is nothing wrong with removing a dead baby from its mother’s womb!

Hart argues that it is acceptable to kill Down Syndrome babies because they may die.

This is why we need section 6 of the Statement on Abortion, he argued.

We don’t kill children just because they may die!

About adventlife

I am a second generation Adventist who joined the church by baptism almost seven decades ago when the Adventist Church was still pro-life. I have a Ph. D. Degree in religion, and my dissertation was entitled "From Pro-life to Pro-choice: The Dramatic Shift in Seventh-day Adventists' Attitudes Toward Abortion." I published a book with said title which is available at You need to type my name in the Search blank space to access it. I believe that the Adventist Church should get out of the abortion business, especially out of the elective type of abortions. The church did compromise on this moral issue back in 1970 and many of its hospitals were allowed to profit from the killing of innocent unborn babies with impunity. The church needs to repent of this great moral sin and publicly admit that it was wrong for the "Remnant" Church, that claims to keep God's Commandments, to profit from what the Bible and our Adventist pioneers labeled as murder. The Lord is merciful and forgiving, but public sins must be publicly repented of in order to secure God's forgiveness. P.S.: I recently published my second book dealing with abortion and the Adventist Church. The title is: “Murder in Paradise: A Serious Warning to the United States & the Adventist Church” Paperback: List Price: $22.49 $9.00 You Save: 60%

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